Microsoft is reportedly working on foldable Surface devices with liquid-powered hinges
Just like most of the tech giants who have been struggling to bring the dual-screen devices into the world, Microsoft is also working on one such device. A recent patent filing from the company shows a clamshell device concept whose hinge is filled with a liquid or gas to reduce strain on a foldable display.
This patent has been first discovered by WindowsUnited that reveals the company is working on a foldable device. With the liquid-filled hinge, you could close this shut without worrying quite so much about wear and tear. Samsung had its own issues with debris getting underneath the early units of the Galaxy Fold, and the company had to go back to the drawing board to figure out a way to fix the hardware. Microsoft clearly wants to avoid this problem in its latest device.
Reputably, the patent comes from Microsoft’s technology licensing team. So, there is no confirmation that Microsoft will incorporate this design to its device or use this to concept reserved for other hardware makers.
You unlikely see a foldable Surface tablet at Microsoft’s October 2nd event if you see one at all. While in case of development of Centaurus, one of the recent rumors hinted that Microsoft is relatively far into the development of Centaurus – a large dual-screen PC running a stripped-down Windows Lite. So, it doesn’t mean that this particular device will feature this foldable display design.
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